friche

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Uncertain, possibly from Middle Dutch versch, virsch or alternatively German frisch (fresh).

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Noun[edit]

friche f (plural friches)

  1. fallow land
  2. wasteland

Usage notes[edit]

Not to be confused with jachère, in which the land is left uncultivated on purpose.

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References[edit]

  • friche” in the Dictionnaire de l’Académie française, 8th Edition (1932–35).

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